Dear 17-year-old self,Read More
I am not the woman you expect. I am not the ideal, successful “career woman,” or the brilliant, beautiful, ambitious, young professional working in a corporate office. I am a recent college graduate, lost at sea, a sea of societal expectations and pressing decisions about the future. Perhaps I am not the woman you have dreamt I would be, but that does not negate the wealth of experiences that will mold you into the strong woman you will become. Your most difficult experiences and the lessons you will learn about life, love, and womanhood will lead to your greatest successes and reveal you to be far more resilient than you know. I know that you are incredibly stubborn and that you will dig in your heels, refusing to listen to the life lessons I have to impart, but please take them to heart, live by them, and grow by them.